Sarah Deer

Professor:
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
School of Law (Courtesy)
Primary office:
785-864-99731
Blake Hall
Room 322
University of Kansas
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045-3129


Sarah Deer (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) has worked to end violence against women for over 25 years and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2014. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims' rights. Prof. Deer is a co-author of four textbooks on tribal law. Her latest book is The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America, which has received several awards. Her work on violence against Native women has received national recognition from the American Bar Association and the Department of Justice. Professor Deer is also the Chief Justice for the Prairie Island Indian Community Court of Appeals.

Education

J.D.University of Kansas School of Law

B.A.Women's Studies, Philosophy, with HonorsUniversity of Kansas

Research

  • Indigenous legal studies including tribal court jurisdiction
  • Tribal court process and procedure
  • And tribal appellate courts- Violence against Native American women including sexual assault
  • Domestic violence and stalking- Federal law reform to ad

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